The Saltee Group is one of the largest Real Estate development companies in Kolkata. They have been involved in the development
of many property and real estate projects in the past decade. These projects involved commercial buildings, residential complexes, bungalows and even restaurants across the eastern zone of Kolkata. The group is owned by the respected Mr. S. P Jalan who has made a huge name for the group in the past 20 years. Even the releaseMyAd Corporate Office, located in Salt Lake, Sector 5, Kolkata, has been developed by the Saltee Group.
This group has invested their name and resources in the development of projects such as Saltee Spacio, Saltee Vision, Saltee Techpark, Saltee Emerald, Saltech, Saltee Itech, Saltee Chrome and Saltee Corporate. They also have many restaurant initiatives, namely Haveli, Minus 6, Skimo Kitchen and Bronze. The commercial spaces were sold to different offices and corporate companies but the restaurants are directly owned by the Saltee Group. They needed a full-fledged ad agency to take up advertising on different platforms such as Newspapers, Radio and the Internet.
ReleaseMyAd Media Pvt. Ltd was hired as the official ad agency for the Saltee Group, including the launch of their latest and unique restaurant Minus 6.
Planning for Saltee Group Ad Campaign
Selected Media based on Target Audience: The source of advertising tells you that who is going to view your ad and who is going to fall for it. It is best to choose the media vehicle in context with the target audience. This was the same case with Saltee. Considering the fact that they were advertising restaurants and lounges, their target audience’s age limit was not more than 40 years, consisting primarily of youngsters and families.
Ensured a Wide Array of Media Platforms: We planned to advertise and promote their new restaurant launch and other restaurants across different mediums of advertising to ensure maximum visibility in multiple platforms. We selected newspapers, radio, OOH and the Internet to successfully promote the brand name and its products.
Developing Memorable Creative Ad Copies: As they intended to promote restaurants, having attractive creative designs were extremely essential, without which most prospective clients will not be drawn to visit the restaurants or hang outs. Different ad creatives were designed for different media platforms of newspapers, hoardings and more.
Implementing the Ad Campaign
We began implementing the entire campaign for Saltee Group of Restaurants more than a year ago. First we began with advertising Haveli and Bronze. Later on during December 2012, we started campaigning for their latest launches, namely Minus 6 and Skimo Kitchen.
We not only promoted the launch of the latter restaurants but also managed their entire Durga Puja Ad campaign in Kolkata, which is the peak time of promotion for all restaurants and eateries or hangout places.
Newspaper Ads: For the promotion of each and every restaurant by the Saltee Group, advertising in newspapers was mandatory. Be it the launch of Minus 6, be it the Durga Puja promotion of the other restaurants, everything was first published and announced through the newspapers. These newspapers included Times of India, Kolkata edition, The Telegraph and the supplement T2, Anandabazar Patrika and Sanmarg.
Magazine Ads: Print ads were also made a part of Metro Guide, a lifestyle magazine from the ABP group. The Saltee Group restaurants were promoted in the magazine with food related articles too.
Radio Ads: Voice Over Radio Ads were played on different radio stations of Kolkata to attract maximum crowd to attend the Durga Puja Bengali Food Feast, which was being offered with exclusive discounts. They had arranged for special Bengali Thalis and dishes in the festive season and these offers were announced on Red FM and Big FM, continuously for 5 days at regular intervals between songs and other RJ programs.
OOH: Hoardings and kiosks with banners of the different restaurants under Saltee were put up across different parts of the city. The hoardings and kiosks were spread across regions around Swabhumi, Salt Lake and the whole of South Kolkata. The hoarding creatives ranged from a combined collage of all the restaurants to individual restaurant displays with launch announcements and festive offers as well.
Online Advertising: For the online advertising campaign, releaseMyAd handled the entire launch campaign for the Minus 6 restaurant on Facebook which had begun as a contest. We promoted the restaurant by adding surprise elements in the contest and by promoting the place as the latest and coolest hangout place of Kolkata. Then we gradually unfolded the actual product as the ‘first Ice Lounge in Eastern India’. At present, the Facebook page has different categories dedicated to the different sections of the restaurant which includes the Ice Lounge, Restaurant (Skimo Kitchen), the general lounge and the Club or Party Space available for reservation. There is also a section assigned to the different fun facts about the restaurants and its special features.
Since advertising on a social media platform is a form continuous communication with present or prospective customers, a lot of time, effort and continuous collaboration were necessary. For the Facebook campaign alone we have a dedicated person who handled everything from posts and facts to comments and queries.
Even a YouTube video of the entire restaurant of Minus 6 was uploaded along with another video by one of the visitors at the lounge.
The Online Campaign for the Saltee Group of Restaurants also included Pay Per Click Campaigning, Search Engine Optimization and Site Analytics Tracking, in order to keep a track of the performance of the website created for Minus 6.
The Saltee Group has been associated with releaseMyAd for a considerable period of time now and is acquiring more and more advertising projects from them. We have recently begun handling the entire real estate ad campaign for the Saltee Group along with their launch projects and already developed projects.
The restaurants also received a good amount of Press Footage. All these restaurants under the Saltee Group were featured in a
magazine known as Food Service, where they occupied an entire article. They were featured as some of the most exclusive and coolest hangout and family restaurants with great food, located in Kolkata.
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